Burlington doctor wins award for teaching work with McMaster University


Published November 21, 2022 at 1:58 pm

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Dr. Fraser Bebbington just won an Mac-CARE Excellence in Teaching Award. Photo via Joseph Brant Hospital

A Burlington doctor just won a teaching award for his work with McMaster University.

Dr. Fraser Bebbington, an anesthesiologist at Joseph Brant Hospital in Burlington won a McMaster University Mac-CARE Excellence in Teaching Award, according to a press release from Joseph Brant Hospital.

The annual award honours a community preceptor (supervisor of students’ clinical practice) who teaches at one of McMaster University’s four clinical education campuses or two medical education campuses.

The Mac-CARE Excellence in Teaching Award goes to the preceptor who demonstrates excellence in teaching, enthusiasm and motivation to his/her student and embodies the life-long, self-directed learning model of the McMaster medical school.

Students praised Bebbington in the nomination.

“He is flexible and willing to put students in challenging, but safe situations in order to facilitate their procedural skill development and techniques,” one student wrote.

Another said: “Dr. Bebbington embodied caring behaviours and attitudes toward other staff, nurses, and patients. This was exemplary conduct.”

Bebbington credits his parents and their commitment to putting patients first as what inspired him to pursue medicine from an early age. When deciding to specialize in anesthesiology, he thanks a preceptor he had during his training.

“In my role, I strive to have informed discussions with each patient before surgery,” he said. “I work to support patients during their most vulnerable time by providing them comfort and reassurance throughout their perioperative experience.”

Outside of his role as an anesthesiologist at Joseph Brant Hospital, Bebbington teaches at the McMaster University Medical School with a goal to help promote the growth and development of the next generations of physicians.

Bebbington describes his teaching style in four words: “Patience, coaching, respectful and interactive.”

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